Date

12-2015 12:00 AM

Major

Industrial Engineering

Department

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

College

College of Engineering

Project Advisor

Frank Peters

Project Advisor's Department

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Description

The objective of this project is to explore the economics behind wind turbine blade recycling. The project will determine the current cost of disposing wind turbine blades, and investigate the cost of pursuing other end-of-life alternatives. The goal of the project is to model the economic factors that cause a wind farm owner to dispose of blades in a certain way. Examples of economic factors would include cost of recycling equipment, distance from wind farm to equipment, selling price of recycled output, etc. The project will involve studying the cost of existing methods of wind blade decommissioning, as well as proposing costs for recycling methods.

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Dec 1st, 12:00 AM

Wind Turbine Blade Recycling: An Economic Decision Framework

The objective of this project is to explore the economics behind wind turbine blade recycling. The project will determine the current cost of disposing wind turbine blades, and investigate the cost of pursuing other end-of-life alternatives. The goal of the project is to model the economic factors that cause a wind farm owner to dispose of blades in a certain way. Examples of economic factors would include cost of recycling equipment, distance from wind farm to equipment, selling price of recycled output, etc. The project will involve studying the cost of existing methods of wind blade decommissioning, as well as proposing costs for recycling methods.